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KHORMA

Director: Jilani Saadi
Tunisia   |   2002   |   90 minutes
Arabic, with subtitles in English
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$24.95

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Synopsis Jilani Saadi's debut film is set in the arid Tunisian village of Bizerte. With his red-blond hair, green jacket and quirky personal habits, Khorma is the town's kindly joke - a big, well-meaning lug. His guardian is a crafty old Bou Khaleb, the official announcer of births, deaths, and marriages. When the old man mistakenly announces the death of a woman rather than her daughter's marriage, the film immerses us in the often-hilarious power struggles amongst the clerics of the "religion business".


About the Director Born on February 6, 1962, Jilani Saadi comes from Bizerte, a harbor city in northern Tunisia and the setting for his latest film, Khorma. Though both his father and grandfather worked as longshoremen, he immigrated to Paris at the age of 20 in order to study cinematography. Ten years later, Saadi dedicated himself to screenwriting. He directed his first short film, Marchandage Nocturne in 1994, and his second short, Café-Hôtel de l’Avenir, in 1997. Khorma is his first feature film.


Available Screening Formats 35mm, DVD. Digibeta available upon request


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Featured in the Global Lens 2004 film series.



CAST

Mohamed Graïaa - Khorma
Mohamed Mourali - Boukhalb
Ramzi Brari - Kamel
Hassen Khalsi - Hadj Khalifa
Lazhari Sbaï - Abdallah
Dalila Meftahi - Bournia
Dorra Zarrouk - Zohra
Tarek Zammouri - Habib
Jamel Sassi - Sami
Chedly El Querghy - Si Ali

CREW

Director - Jilani Saadi
Screenplay - Jilani Saadi
Producer - Pierre Javaux, Dominique Janne
Executive Producer - Pierre Javaux
REVIEWS

“Charming yet merciless...Saadi has given us a carnival experience in the time of the annual moussem in Bizerte, tying together Christian and Muslim festival traditions."-Al Jadid

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